TEENS+ is a transitional education programme for young people with complex and severe communication needs based in South Edinburgh.
As a Speech and Language Therapist with TEENS+, you will provide specialist support to our students, as well as helping to develop and deliver our Education Programme. This is a varied role, providing a real opportunity to work closely with our students to improve outcomes and help achieve their goals.
To apply for this role, you will need a BSc or MSc in Speech and Language Therapy. HCPC membership is required.
We are looking for candidates who can work on their own initiative, as well as being part of our enthusiastic team.
The successful applicants will require membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Scheme.
An opportunity has arisen at the Poverty Alliance to carry out research with people living on low incomes in Scotland as part of our Get Heard Scotland project. This project works with people living on low incomes and community organisations to understand what works and what needs to change to help address poverty. During the pandemic there is a greater need than ever to ensure that we heard the experience of people living on low incomes.
We are looking for an individual with a track record in conducting qualitative research, particularly action research working with people with experience of poverty. The successful applicant will possess a sound understanding of issues around poverty and of anti-poverty strategy at local and national levels in Scotland.
Exciting new opportunities have arisen for new Trustees to join Open Door Accommodation Project.
Do you have the Enthusiasm and Passion to help us guide our organisation forward?
The Board are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation to deliver the charitable objectives. As a member of the Board of Trustees you will be responsible for ensuring the effective oversight and governance within the organisation for the benefit of the vulnerable young people we support.
Open Door have an experienced management team who are responsible for the day-to-day management and service delivery of the organisation’s support staff. The Board will be responsible for the supervision of the Chief Executive to take overall responsibility for the organisation, acting collectively and effectively in its interests by giving strategic direction and determining our mission and vision. The Board make decisions required for assurance and management of the organisation, ensuring compliance, good governance and adequate financial resources for our services whilst protecting our assets and property. The Board also ensure we manage risks carefully, as a responsible employer and uphold the principles of equality and diversity.
Board meetings are held on a monthly to six weekly basis, typically in the evening.
We are currently recruiting for a Community Development Officer (full time 36 hours per week) to join our Communities Team based in Glasgow. The role is required to support the delivery of the aims and objectives of the Glasgow Communities Fund project, which is a new project. The purpose of this project is to equip individual refugees, asylum seekers and their communities, with the confidence and competence to engage with local democratic processes, finding and implementing solutions that work for them and their communities.
The primary objectives of this role are to support the development and delivery of a leadership programme and capacity building training to refugee-led community groups and their representatives.
We are looking for a person with either a qualification in community development or equivalent experience; or a sound understanding of the principles and practice of community development, preferably with experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers and delivering training.
In addition to a friendly, dynamic and gregarious nature, you will need excellent communication skills both face-to-face and electronic, flexibility and adaptability to meet evolving needs and be able to deliver to fixed deadlines. Good organisation and team working skills are essential as you will be enabling individuals and groups to get together to develop and achieve the project deliverables.
Working in the evening and weekends is occasionally required, for which we operate a flexi-time policy.
The Each and Every Child initiative is a new programme of work which aims to tell a compelling story about children and young people in the care system, transforming the current public narrative and mobilising people at all levels in the community to take action to improve their life chances. Informed by robust research and the established practice of ‘reframing’, the initiative will create the scale that is needed to influence public opinion and make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people. A small staff team will be established which will have the focus and expertise to coordinate this work, support networks and lead the strategic development of the initiative, creating a significant profile for reframing in Scotland. The staff team will be supported by an active Management Group which will oversee the strategic direction of the work. More information on the initiative can be found in the recruitment brief on The Robertson Trust website.
The Each and Every Child Initiative is a partnership project between CELCIS, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Life Changes Trust, The Robertson Trust, Scottish Government and Social Work Scotland, and will be hosted by The Robertson Trust. These partners will make up the Management Group. In addition, in order to make sure the voice of lived experience can influence the strategic direction of Each and Every Child, the partners intend to recruit two care experienced individuals to join the Management Group.
It is expected that the Management Group will meet four times per year. We will also expect the recruits to these roles to attend an induction session and other training/development opportunities as appropriate (depending on experience). In addition, there is the time required to prepare for meetings. In total we expect a maximum commitment of 10 days per year.
The partners plan to work flexibly; we are currently using online platforms for our meetings and all Management Group members will have the option to join meetings remotely in the future, regardless of the public health situation. We are also considering the timing of meetings (e.g. evening meetings may be possible) to offer greater flexibility.
· Offer a lived experience perspective to the work of the Management Group, ensuring that the strategic direction of the initiative is consistently informed by care experience
· Work closely with other Management Group members to review the progress of the initiative and to facilitate connections with key networks/individuals/organisations as required
· Champion the work of the initiative
· Experience of communications, campaigning or influencing work
· Interest in the reframing approach and willingness to learn more
· Knowledge of the wider sector relating to care experience
· Board or committee experience desirable
For a number of years, Tron St Mary’s Church has provided various forms of support within the community of Balornock and Barmulloch, in the north east of the City of Glasgow – reaching out in practical ways to asylum seekers and those disadvantaged through unemployment, poverty, health and social isolation. The current project continues that tradition. Although based in a church, the community services are offered without distinction to those of any faith or none.
The Role of the Support worker:
The role of the support worker is to continue the development of the Tron St Mary’s Family Support Project, under the guidance of the Management Group: to promote and nurture family life and individual aspirations, that people will have better lives and realise how precious they are; and to ensure at all times that the project’s life-affirming values are maintained. The post holder will be working with the Project Assistant and will be expected to work closely with other staff and volunteers of Tron St Mary’s church, including the Parish Minister and the Climate Challenge Co-ordinator. The team looks to work together to make important links and build good relationships with all the community.
A unique opportunity has arisen to join the team at Citizens Advice Edinburgh (CAE) and help us deliver on a new and exciting project in partnership with NatWest (RBS) and Citizens Advice Bureau in Southend On Sea and Liverpool.
The purpose of the role is to provide general advice to Natwest (RBS) customers being supported by the bank’s vulnerable customer’s teams who are identified as needing additional support from a Citizens Advice Adviser. The role will involve given advice primarily by phone.
Successful candidates will have a solid background in general advice provision, including Welfare Rights, Housing, Immigration, Employment, Debt and Income Maximisation.
Successful candidates must also have a desire to support people in disadvantaged communities and be pro-active in helping them to realise and fulfil their potential.
A can-do attitude is essential, as this new role will require creativity, flexibility and a willingness to work hard to establish effective client engagement. The rewards are not only being part of one of Edinburgh’s most respected community services, but being part of a new and innovative approach to improving outcomes for vulnerable customers.
Citizens Advice Edinburgh is an independent charity delivering free, confidential and impartial advice and support to people living and working in Edinburgh. Every year, we deal with over 20,000 enquiries for advice and help clients gain access to over £3 million of financial gain, through upholding employment rights, access to welfare entitlement, improved financial capability and debt management.
This post is also subject to NatWest/RBS pre-employment screening.
Pension Wise is the free and impartial HM Government service providing guidance to people about their defined contribution pension options. The Pension Wise Guidance Specialist provides accurate and relevant information and guidance to people in a face-to-face environment helping them to understand the full implications of their pension choices.
The above job description is not exhaustive and is clarified to include broad duties inherent in the post.
For further information about this role, please download the Job Information Pack below.
Helm is a charity based in Dundee which provides a creative, supportive learning service for people, in particular young people who may face difficult barriers to developing sustainable careers.
We encourage hundreds of people each year to strive for positive results and by doing so we continue to pursue our founding and core commitment - to help more people achieve more - securing for them a better future. Helm help over 70% of students to reach positive destinations.
Where do you fit in? Helm are currently looking for a dynamic individual who can engage with students in creative and innovative ways and look to find the spark that personally ignites their new future. The successful candidate will not only have a proven track record with a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with young people aged 14 plus but will be able to develop and deliver strategies, SQA core skills and SQA accredited qualifications and have a full understanding of GIRFEC.
The post requires strong organisation and administration skills and the ability to use your own initiative whilst being part of a strong team.
What do we give you in return? Helm provides you with a competitive salary, 35 days annual leave, health benefits, a pension plan and job satisfaction with a real opportunity to make a difference every day.
Starcatchers, Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years Organisation, is seeking a creative and dynamic Communications & Marketing Manager to join the Starcatchers Team.
The Communications & Marketing Manager performs a key role within the organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the development and implementation of Starcatchers communications, marketing and profile-raising activities. You will be working across all areas of the organisation, confidently connecting with partners and audiences across the Arts sector and the Third sector more widely.
You will be approachable, strategic and have management level experience in Communications and Marketing, in an Arts or Third sector organisation.
*The contract will include the option of reinstating an Edinburgh office.